Nova Scotia takes first place in pool A in women’s curling at the Canada Winter Games

Halifax, NS – In a battle for first place, Nova Scotia (3-1) and British Columbia (4-0) faced off in the final draw of pool A round robin play.  British Columbia scored first with a single point in the 1st end.  Nova Scotia countered in the 2nd with a single 1 to tie the game.  The teams exchanged singles and after 5 the score was 2-2.  NS took the lead in the 6th end.  On her last rock of the end, Emily Dwyer the Nova Scotia skip made a perfect hit and roll behind cover forcing BC to play a draw for a single point.  Corryn Brown needed to bite the 4 foot but her draw came up short, giving NS a single point. 

In the 7th, facing a couple of British Columbia rocks, Dwyer drew back four partially behind guards.  Brown was playing an inturn draw to the Nova Scotia stone to score 1.  The BC rock over curled and rubbed on the guard.  Nova Scotia steals 2 and takes their lead to 5-2.  The 8th end was looking good for Team BC to score 3 points and go to the extra.  On Dwyer’s last rock she attempted to remove a BC stone, but she jammed it on one of theirs, leaving their shot in the open and BC sitting 2nd and 3rd off to the side.  Brown had an open hit for three.  Her rock over curled and she hit and rolled out only scoring two points.  Both teams finish with 4-1 records, Nova Scotia gets first place based on head to head record and Brisith Columbia takes 2nd place.

In the remaining pool play, New Brunswick defeated the Northwest Territories 9-3 and Manitoba got by Sasktachewan by a score of 7-5.

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